Lawyer announces new complaint against unnamed former North Kingstown coach

North Kingstown School Department
North Kingstown School Department. (WLNE)

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WLNE) — A new complaint has surfaced regarding an unnamed former North Kingstown coach, just months after the school district launched an investigation of former basketball coach Aaron Thomas.

A family has now come forward with claims that the school department mishandled complaints about the unnamed coach, according to a statement from attorney Tim Conlon.

The parents submitted a “formal complaint” to school officials in regards to the unnamed coach back in late 2018. The complaint said that the coach at Davisville Middle School singled out their daughter, who was 11 years old at the time, to try and be alone with her.

The complaint also said that the coach performed a “physical evaluation” without parental consent and stalked the girl outside of school.

According to email exchanges, the then-superintendent, Phil Auger, said he would monitor the situation and school committee chair, Gregory Blasbalg, said that they “had bigger things to worry about at the school.”

Auger said that the unnamed coach would no longer coach at Davisville Middle School, after the family threatened to get a restraining order against that coach. Auger said the coach left the position.

However, Colon said in a statement that the coach remained a teacher at the school, and immediately got another coaching job in a different community. He has since left that coaching position.

Interim Superintendent Michael Waterman was unable to find the original complaint. Waterman took over the position after Auger resigned in March.

ABC 6 News reached out to the superintendent for a statement, but have yet to hear back.

 

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